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My chest xray accentuated broncho-pulmonary vascular markings at para cardiac region for clinical correlation what is that mean ??

My chest xray accentuated broncho-pulmonary vascular markings at para cardiac region for clinical correlation what is that mean ??

Nonspecific: In this age, likely x ray technique or reader overcall. Bronchial thickening can be acute (allergic or infectious bronchitis, poss. asthma) or chronic (a component of COPD (really doubt under 30 yo)). Vessels can be prominent due to heart failure (usu. upper lung, in aged). > vessels on the rt. ?pectus, AKA pigeon chest.
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Do u have to have a cough with pneumonia because I was having chest pain sob ruled out cardiac but found pneumonia on cxr but had no cough?

Do u have to have a cough with pneumonia because I was  having chest pain sob ruled out cardiac but found pneumonia on cxr but had no cough?

Pn can have odd sx: I have had kids with pneumonia who's only sx was pain near their shoulder blade in the back. Xrays showed a patch of pneumonia in the lung closest to the same shoulder. Pneumonia is occasionally hard to pickup in it's early stages & with early treatment may have minimal fever or cough if any.Sob and rapid breathing are the normal reason i get a cxr even if i can't hear a problem on exam. ...Read more

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Severe chest pain led me to ER. Admitted with CAP! Had same pain before but no pneumonia. ECG revealed flattened T waves. Do I have cardiac problem?

Severe chest pain led me to ER. Admitted with CAP! Had same pain before but no pneumonia. ECG revealed flattened T waves. Do I have cardiac problem?

Follow up...: You need to see a Cardiologist for testing and evaluation. There is no way to surely tell you without formal evaluation. However, flattened T waves suggest there could be a cardiac issues going on but other tests: stress test, echocardiogram, cardiac catheterization may provide a more reliable answer. If you get recurrent chest pain then you should go to the ED. ...Read more

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I have 3 weeks cough and in my x- ray result I have right paracardiac pneumonitis. Please explain the what it means by right paracardiac pneumonitis.

I have 3 weeks cough and in my x- ray result I have right paracardiac pneumonitis. Please explain the what it means by right paracardiac pneumonitis.

Pneumonitis/ Pneumon: This report indicates that you have a small patch of Pneumonia located next to your heart(on the right side). If you have symptoms of pneumonia your doctor would/should have given you an antibiotic. Do you have any fever or chest pain?? Call up your doctor for antibiotics, if not already given. ...Read more

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What can cause pneumonia?

What can cause pneumonia?

Lots of things: Lots of things can cause pneumonia, which is an infection of the lung. Bacteria, viruses & fungi can all cause pneumonia. However, so can aspiration which occurs when choking on something, typically stomach contents. Appropriate vaccines are very useful in decreasing certain, but not all, pneumonias. ...Read more

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What can cause pneumonia?

What can cause pneumonia?

Almost anything: There are non-infectious causes and infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and so on. ...Read more

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How do you treat pneumonia?

How do you treat pneumonia?

Antibiotics depends: It vis treated with antibiotics and the choice of antibiotics depends on whether it is nursing home aquired pneumonia, community aquired pneumonia, hospital aquired pneumonia and if it is in pediatric age group or young patients, diabetics or geriatric age group. ...Read more

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Community acquired pneumonia?

Community acquired pneumonia?

CAP: The name given to pneumonia which is contracted while a person is dwelling in the community- outside the hospital. As opposed to hap - hospital acquired pneumonia, vap - ventilator associated pneumonia, etc. ...Read more

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How can you catch pneumonia ?

How can you catch pneumonia ?

From infected person: Most of the pneumonias are caused by a viral or bacterial infections. You usually get them from someone who has a respiratory infection, not necessarily pneumonia, by cough or touch hand contact. There are rare pneumonias like Legionaire disease and non-infectious pneumonias that has different mode of transmission. ...Read more

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How common is mssa pneumonia?

Not uncommon: Not uncoon these days. But usually streptococcos is the culprit in community aquired bacterial pneumonia. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose pneumonia?

How do you diagnose  pneumonia?

Hx,Exam+/- xray: Physicians generally combine features of a presenting history with a physical exam & may be able to DX pneumonia on that basis. It's a bit harder in kids who can have one you cannot hear on physical exam, so xrays are often required. Many times an xray will be obtained to confirm what is suspected & may help define the probable germ & best treatments. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting pneumonia ?

Why do I keep getting pneumonia ?

Recurrent Pneumonia: One common cause is misdiagnosis. Not knowing your case, i can't say this is what's going on, but a lot of disease get called "pneumonia" when in fact there is something else going on. There are some cause of recurring pneumonia however such as immunological system deficiencies, aspiration (choking bacteria into the lungs), and underlying lung diseases that haven't been diagnosed. See a lung doc. ...Read more

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How do u know if u have pneumonia?

How do u know if u have pneumonia?

Many symptoms: Symptoms of a pneumonia include fever, shortness of breath, chills, cough, fatigue, and others. Call your doctor if you are concerned about a pneumonia. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pneumonia?

How do I know if I have pneumonia?

Pneumonia.: Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, chills and sweats. Can develop quickly or can take some time, depending on the bacterium/virus involved. Signs include a measured fever and typical findings on a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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Which type of disease is pneumonia?

Which type of disease is pneumonia?

See below: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. Pneumonia characterized by acute onset of cough, fever and sometimes shortness of breath and chest pains. Rales are heard on auscultation of the lungs and an infiltrate is seen on chest x-ray. ...Read more

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How often do I need a pneumonia vac?

How often do I need a pneumonia vac?

Depends: If you're over the age of 65, have heart failure, or chronic lung disease, you should have the pneumonia vaccine every 5 to 6 years. If you're outside one of these groups, there are no clear recommendations for when or how often to vaccinate. ...Read more

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Why do I continue getting pneumonia?

Why do I continue getting pneumonia?

Many causes: You may have a predisposition to infection because of a poor immune system. This can be acquired, inherited or simply due to bad habits....Such as too little sleep, drinking alcohol, too much stress including over exercise. Most physician would test your immune system with blood test and look for medical conditions that may be associated with infection, like COPD or diabetes. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of pneumonia?

What are early symptoms of pneumonia?

Pneumonia.: Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, chills and sweats. Can develop quickly or can take some time, depending on the bacterium/virus involved. Signs include a measured fever and typical findings on a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia actually caused by?

What is pneumonia actually caused by?

Infection...: Pneumonia is caused by an infection of the lung parenchyma. When the etiology is bacterial, antibiotics are prescribed whereas supportive care is given when there is a viral etiology. ...Read more

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What is community-acquired pneumonia?

Gotten outside hosp: Community aquired pneumnonia is a term used by doctors to decribe pneumonia in those who have not been in a hospital recently. Patients in the hospital are exposed and pick up germs, and can get pneumonia with bacteria that do not typically cause pneumonia in others. Cap is a pneumonia that can be aquired by anyone. Symptoms are similar, the bacteria responsible & thus antibiotic selection differs. ...Read more

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How to tell if i still have pneumonia?

How to tell if i still have pneumonia?

Pneumonia: If you no longer have fever, cough, sputum production, chest pain, shortness of breath or other symptoms you are cured. Repeating the chest film is nearly worthless because it takes the body long times to clear up all the inflammation, despite the fact that the infection has been eliminated. ...Read more

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What does super imposed pneumonia mean?

Pneumonia: Superimposed pneumonia means that a person was initially diagnosed with another pathology and then developed pneumonia on top of that, likely due to immune compromise from the initial process. ...Read more

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How to determine when you have pneumonia?

How to determine when you have pneumonia?

Depends on patient: The typical symptoms include fever, productive cough, often sudden onset symptoms, shortness of breath, sharp chest pain with breathing but in patients who are older or have chronic disease(diabetes, heart failure, copd) the symptoms can be be more subtle and insidious in onset. ...Read more

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Why is my temp 96.9 when I have pneumonia?

Varies: Different patients have different body temperature to respiratory infections. While most people mount a fever with increased temperature, others develop lower body temperatures. Do you know what your baseline normal body temperature is when you are not ill? ...Read more

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